It is always a good test of a kitchen to see how it performs when the Head Chef decides it’s time for a holiday. Where better to do this than at one of our favourite restaurants the Straight + Narrow in Limehouse – and so we did! Putting our trust in Chefs Jack and Drew… Continue reading When The Chef’s Away……
“Wonderful, wonderful Copenhagen” so the song goes and we were lucky enough to find a true example of this in a charming little restaurant called Hyttefadets Pub on Nyhavn (the street with all of the coloured houses on the Nyhavn canal). Wandering around the City on a damp day, we had worked up an appetite… Continue reading Hyttefadet Pub & Bar – A Danish Delight
I wrote a review about One Canada Square in 2015 where I attributed a dining experience to a poor night in the kitchen. Since then we have had many excellent meals at One Canada Square – until a couple of evenings ago when it came to a crashing halt. I find it difficult to write… Continue reading One Canada Square – a falling icon?
I find myself writing again about the Straight + Narrow restaurant in Limehouse… well, it is on my way home from the train station and it is all too easy to siddle in with my pathetic excuse “I’m too tired to cook myself”! Rather than a complete review of my meal, I just had to… Continue reading A Rave: WATERMELON and CUCUMBER from Straight + Narrow Restaurant, Limehouse, London
Restaurant Review – 4th July 2017 Restaurant: AVISTA Restaurant Address: 39 Grosvenor Square, London W1K 2HP Telephone: +44 (0)20 7596 3399 Website: http://www.avistarestaurant.com It is always lovely to be treated to dinner, especially when it is by my daughter. She picked the restaurant following a diligent amount of research and sourcing a Groupon voucher… Continue reading AVISTA Restaurant – Gorgeous in Grosvenor Square
Well…. What a start to the Evening Standard’s London Food Month!!! Chef Dave Cousin at the Straight + Narrow in Limehouse has gone back in time for his inspired Childhood Memories Menu available during this June in London’s Food Month. Time proven classics – Crackling Skins, Prawn Cocktail, Chicken Kiev and Jelly & Ice Cream… Continue reading Childhood Memories @ the Straight + Narrow, Limehouse, E14
Review: 4th April 2017 Viet Café – Vietnamese Restaurant Haymarket, London SW1Y 4DG There are many reasons to visit Vietnam – the countryside, the cities, the beaches, the people, the culture… and the food. Trust me, if you have never been to Vietnam, it is worth visiting for the food alone! While all of the Far… Continue reading Viet Café – Vietnam on a plate
Review: 4th April 2017 La Figa – Italian Restaurant Limehouse, E14 La Figa can rightly claim to being a veteran in the Limehouse dining scene having been a staple for over 10 years. It opened to great fanfare, inviting every resident in Narrow Street to dinner over three nights and to protests about its name… Continue reading La Figa – a Limehouse veteran
Review – 22nd March 2017 The Pearson Room Canary Wharf, E14 When you want a quiet and tranquil place to be able to sit and contemplate the world, or just work quietly while having breakfast, The Pearson Room is one of my “go to” places. Looking out over Canada Square at Canary Wharf, The Pearson… Continue reading The Pearson Room – shining in Canary Wharf.
We all have our favourite restaurants, chef’s, cookbooks and recipes – I thought I’d take a few minutes to tell you about my favourite cookbook and why it is so. I was given Risk Stein’s Far Eastern Odyssey as a Christmas present in 2009 and since then I have been cooking recipes from it for… Continue reading My favourite cookbook – Rick Stein’s Far Eastern Odyssey!